In the United States, citizens who do not vote do not get their voices heard in elections. While unfavorable laws may be written and corrupt politicians might take office, there is no penalty for not voting. More »

Lack of sleep causes several negative physical and mental health consequences, including harm to cognitive processes such as learning and memory, lower libido, aging of skin, weight gain and impaired judgment, according ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Mental Health

In "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth, the faction system is overthrown, Evelyn Johnson takes control of the city, the city is revealed to be a genetic testing ground and Tris is killed while Four lives. The book takes several... More » Art & Literature Literature Fiction

By voting in elections, citizens can non-verbally express their wants and opinions on how the nation should be run. Many politicians look at voter turnout before making major policy decisions. A high voter turnout urges ... More »

Ballotpedia is a nonpartisan, nonprofit resource that maintains a comprehensive and up-to-date database of recent and upcoming elections throughout the United States. Candidates can be searched by region, date and catego... More » Government & Politics Politics Elections

Presidential elections in the United States take place on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November. The first presidential election in the United States took place on Jan. 7, 1789. On April 30, 1789, Geor... More »

In the United States, state and federal elections are always held on Tuesdays in compliance with an 1845 law passed by Congress. The law intended to align the timing of elections in all states for national elections, and... More »